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Largest Welfare Programs: 542ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,058thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,116th
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Saint Shepard

Population5.902 billion

CapitalSaint Citadel
LeaderMadame President


The Serene Paragon of Saint Shepard is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Madame President with a fair hand, and notable for its daily referendums, free-roaming dinosaurs, and keen interest in outer space. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 5.902 billion Paragons hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Saint Citadel. The average income tax rate is 98.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Paragon economy, worth a remarkable 1,093 trillion dollars a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Retail. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 185,192 dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

News headlines suggest that Madame President has a sideline in guinea pig pimping, the traditional Violetist dish of stuffed sheep's head is served with an intense look of shock upon its face, teenagers performing appendectomies on their friends has become a popular schoolyard prank, and feeling like a winner comes at a price. Crime is totally unknown. Saint Shepard's national animal is the cobra, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Saint Shepard is ranked 268,370th in the world and 1,907th in The Communist Bloc for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -671.43 on the Hayek Index.

Largest Welfare Programs: 542ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,058thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,116thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,449thMost Inclusive: 1,515thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,554thNicest Citizens: 1,592ndMost Influential: 1,668thHighest Drug Use: 1,680thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,703rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,866thHighest Food Quality: 2,245thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,297thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,318thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,356thMost Pacifist: 2,371stTop
Largest Governments: 2,890thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,984thMost Efficient Economies: 3,043rdHealthiest Citizens: 3,054thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,120thMost Developed: 3,207thRudest Citizens: 3,242ndBest Weather: 3,625thMost Cultured: 3,977thSafest: 4,204thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,287thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,335thSmartest Citizens: 4,369thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,462ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,652ndMost Beautiful Environments: 4,878thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,885thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,184thMost Rebellious Youth: 6,482ndLowest Crime Rates: 6,820thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,503rdHighest Average Incomes: 9,035thNudest: 9,904thTop
Most Secular: 16,122ndHighest Economic Output: 19,076thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 23,916thMost Stationary: 24,684th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 9th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 11th in the regionRudest Citizens: 16th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 19th in the regionTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 26th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 26th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 33rd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 34th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 34th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 37th in the regionNicest Citizens: 44th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 44th in the regionMost Influential: 45th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 47th in the regionMost Inclusive: 49th in the regionNudest: 52nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 53rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 53rd in the regionHighest Food Quality: 55th in the regionMost Cultured: 58th in the regionMost Stationary: 60th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 61st in the regionLargest Governments: 62nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 64th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 64th in the regionBest Weather: 66th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 74th in the regionMost Developed: 74th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 78th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 81st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 81st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 82nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 83rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 83rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 90th in the regionSafest: 90th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 92nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 96th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 98th in the regionTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 106th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 120th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 124th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 128th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 152nd in the regionLargest Populations: 168th in the region

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